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Counseling Center



Welcome, NDSU students! We are happy you have chosen to take a step toward your emotional health and well-being. 

The NDSU Counseling Center provides a confidential setting in which students may explore concerns of a personal or academic nature; makes referrals; and serves as consultants for faculty and staff. Students in counseling can explore a variety of concerns which may prevent them from functioning at their optimum levels.


Please see below for important information about Counseling Center operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are sensitive to the needs of students of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, diverse backgrounds, cultures, ethnic groups, ages, and ability, and are LGBTQIA affirming.

Please see our Mission Statement page for our commitment to anti-racism. 

Scheduling An Appointment

  • Individual and Group Counseling for NDSU students, free of charge.
  • In-person or remote appointments available (due to licensing restrictions, remote meetings only available for those physically located in North Dakota).
  • Location: 212 Ceres Hall
  • Phone number: 701-231-7671.  
  • Hours during the school Year: M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Hours during summer and school breaks: M-F 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Operations

 Fall 2021 Operations During COVID-19: 


This Fall, our current plan is to provide in-person services, with the option of remote sessions via Microsoft Teams for those students who are located at a distance (however, please note that due to licensing restrictions, we are only permitted to see clients remotely who are physically located within the state of North Dakota).

Please check back here frequently, as well as the information on NDSU's COVID response policies, for changes and updates!

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, call us (701-231-7671). Prior to the appointment, an email will be sent with a link to the virtual appointment. If you are having trouble finding a private location for the session, please let us know and we can provide suggestions.

>> If you are a student in crisis, please call the Center at (701) 231-7671 and we will have someone speak with you as soon as possible for a crisis appointment.  If help is needed outside of normal business hours, as always you can call the Center at 701-231-7671, and FirstLink (the FM area 24-hour hotline) will answer the call and help deal with the situation.

>> If you are concerned about someone else and would like to consult about how best to help this person, call the Center (701-231-7671) and one of the staff members will discuss your concerns with you over the phone. For more crises/emergency information see our crises intervention page: Crises Intervention.

Please take care of yourself and others by following the North Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 guidlines.
  • Please click here for a link to science-based strategies to cope with coronavirus anxiety.
  • Please click here for a link to ND's COVID-19 behavioral health resources page.
  • Please click here for Therapy Access Online (TAO) free mindfulness exercises for coping with worry and anxiety.
  • Please click here to download the Wellness Society's free coronavirus anxiety workbook.

Group/Workshop/Event Announcements

Counseling Center Fall Open House!

Counseling Center Fall Open House, Tuesday October 5th  from 3:00 – 5:00 PM at the Counseling Center, 212 Ceres Hall
A chance to tour our Center,  and meet with the therapy dogs! Snacks provided!

Groups and Workshops

Fall 2021 Groups and Workshops!
Please see our Groups, Workshops & Classes Page for details; dates and times TBA!

  • Graduate Student Support Group
  • Health Concerns Group
  • Anxiety Toolbox
  • USO (Understanding Self and Others) Group
  • Diversity, Solidarity and Empowerment Group
  • Guided Meditation Group
  • Art In Therapy Group
  • "Pawsitive" Relaxation With The Therapy Dogs
  • NDSU Cares
  • Mental Health First Aid Training

WellTrack is a free resource that is available to all NDSU students, faculty and staff using your NDSU email address! It can help you to understand your feelings of stress, anxiety and/or depression, and teach you techniques to minimize these feelings. WellTrack is a self-guided and interactive way to manage your mental well-being.

To register for an account, download the WellTrack app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store (see links below) and register using your school email address, or register online at



It's free and confidential. 

NDSU Counseling Center Video--"A Quick Guide to Counseling"

NDSU Counseling Center Video--"You Are Not Alone"

Check Out These External Links...


 FirstLink Database of Community Resources

APA Help Center American Psychological Association's Public Information help center.

North Dakota Department of Health Suicide Prevention Web Site Designed specifically for information about suicide prevention and other issues associated with suicide.

Virtual Pamphlet CollectionStudent Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection.

Atlas of EmotionsThe Atlas of Emotions is a tool to help people better understand what emotions are, how they are triggered and what their effects are, and how to become aware of emotions before acting on them.


 A site that offers mental health information especially for college students, including:

  • A self-screening program for you to take if you are concerned about your own emotions or those of a friend
  • A program that will answer your questions about mental health issues
  • A vast mental health resource library

In addition, check out Ulifeline's new partnership site with mtvU, Half of Usand their web site dedicated to helping students navigate their transition to college, Set to Go

Email Disclaimer

We discourage people from contacting us via e-mail regarding personal problems. The nature of e-mail is such that we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of your correspondence, nor do we find e-mail communications as useful as in-depth, face-to-face contact. Moreover, we cannot guarantee that we will read e-mail right away or respond in a timely fashion.

Contact Information

North Dakota State University Counseling Center
Location: 212 Ceres Hall
Mailing Address: NDSU Dept. 2841, P.O. Box 6050 Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: (701) 231-7671
ND Relay: (800) 366-6888
Fax: (701) 231-6318
For emergency/crisis contact information, please see our Crisis Intervention Page


Online Tools and Forms

Stress and Depression Assessment
NDSU CARE Team Reporting Form 
Student Complaints and Grievances
Bias Reporting

Campus Partners/Resources

Eating Disorder Management Team
Sexual Assault Prevention and Advocacy
Veterans and Military Student Services
Career Center
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management 
Disability Services


Phone: (701) 231-7671 
(FM FirstLink area hotline 24/7) 


Crises/Emergency: see our Crisis Intervention Page

M-F | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

M-F | 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM


NDSU Dept. 2841, P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

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North Dakota State University
Counseling Center
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7671
Campus address: Ceres Hall 212
Physical/delivery address: 212 Ceres Hall, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2841 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
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